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Epilogue: “Forked Deer,” Multivalent Nostalgia, Sustainability, and the Edge Effect

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This epilogue focuses on “Forked Deer.” It is one of very few fiddle tunes that now flourish in southern fiddle styles ranging from straightforward to quite fancy, and throughout the United States—in ... More


Modern Fiddle Contests: The Competition Itself

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter zeroes in on the modern fiddle contest for a closer look at what happens at these events. More particularly, the chapter focuses on the fiddle contests as a competition—what the contests ... More


Fiddlers across the South

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on understanding the collective backgrounds, activities, and tastes of today’s fiddlers. The chapter goes through several interviews, all of which give a more profound view and ... More


Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the phenomenon of American fiddle contests, which now have replaced dances as the main public event where American fiddlers get together. It studies this change and what it means ... More


American Fiddling of the Past

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the concept of the American fiddle contests, citing an example that happens once a year in the second-largest shopping mall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Fiddle contests are often ... More


Fiddle Contests Away from the Stage

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses more on the other aspects of these fiddle contests, namely the jamming, eating, camping, purchasing, talking, and laughing. The chapter suggests that it is these instances of ... More


Communities of Fiddlers in Mississippi

Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, and David Evans

in Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Some groups of fiddlers attended the same fiddle contests and events, and knew, or knew of, each other. Though they were strongly individual musical personalities, they did not learn and play in a ... More


Milner and Curtis with the Magnolia Ramblers: (Luther Milner (1886–1961), Luther Curtis (1908–1991), fiddles; Homer Ellis, mandolin; Leo Ellis, guitar)

Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, and David Evans

in Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, American

Doc Bailey of Winona recommended this group to Vocalion. They recorded two tunes, “Evening Shade Waltz” and “North East Texas,” in Memphis in February 1930. On the record label, fiddlers Luther ... More


Grover Clater O’Briant

Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, David Evans, Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, and David Evans

in Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0035
Subject:
Music, History, American

Grover O’Briant (11/16/1912–05/07/1995) played fiddle, guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano, and mandolin, and sang very well. Although he never recorded commercially, family recordings show that he was ... More


Hoyt and Rozelle Ming

Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, David Evans, Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, and David Evans

in Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1928 “Floyd Ming and His Pep Steppers” recorded for Victor Records. Fiddler Hoyt Ming, from Choctaw County, and his wife Rozelle recorded again in 1973 and appeared in Washington, DC at the ... More


Doc Bailey (1893–1993): Talent Scout, Winona

Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, and David Evans

in Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

As a successful dealer in phonograph records, Doc Bailey was well placed to recommend local artists to record companies. Looking back on his wheeling and dealing, he recalled putting twenty-one men ... More


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